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    Default LakeMonster.com

    Not sure how old this website is, I just found it. They use satellite imagery to determine the temps of many lakes in the US. If you do not see your local lake listed, write them, they will add it.

    https://www.lakemonster.com/
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    Default Re: LakeMonster.com

    & here I thought the Lake Monsters were our local minor league baseball team!

    Cool site, thanks
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    Default Re: LakeMonster.com

    It lists my local lake at 61F
    I find that very hard to believe at this time of year.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Default Re: LakeMonster.com

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    It lists my local lake at 61F
    I find that very hard to believe at this time of year.
    Well go take a swim & let us know! 61 would put it over 20 above air temp today...
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    Default Re: LakeMonster.com

    This is really handy - as an instructor with the local kayak club we are always eager to get people doing the recovery drills. No more guesswork on water temperatures. I do wonder if the temps are surface temps -- most likely -- which this time of year are much higher than what you find down a few feet -- and at the surface too, as soon as you mix it up a bit.
    -Dave

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    Default Re: LakeMonster.com

    Anyone can make a forecast - the challenge is making a reliable forecast based on real data. Whenever I see a new page I assume that its business model is all about attracting clicks and not at all about providing useful information.
    I don't see much on this website to suggest credibility. Art, could you point to the specific place where they say they're using recent satellite data? To me it looks like a cheesy front end regurgitating existing weather forecasts.

    -James

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